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Palladium Theater

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Commercial Division

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This project marks a milestone, because it used Tilt-Up for the entire facility to provide the owners with reduced costs, shorter schedule, increased durability and better sound control.

The size of the facility required multiple stack castings in an unusual environment where all the demising walls were Tilt-Up.

Focused on the entrance, the exterior architecture is a mix of fine coatings, trimmed box offices, curved canopy, arched inlaid brick and glass. The front entrance utilized thin brick set into a series of arches, which required four arched panels set front-to-back with a half-inch joint.

The largest curved panel weighed 131,670 pounds.

It has proven to be a popular destination and Tilt-Up achieved what the architect wanted.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
49,540 sq ft
(4,602 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
131,670 lbs
(59,725 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Citadel Contractors, Inc.Sustaining Member iconSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up contractor
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces
Innovative Brick Systems LLCSustaining Member icon
Cast-in materials

About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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